Let’s #look at our #GOALS with a #renewed #appreciation

http://goalhabits.com/2014/12/14/success-quote-dec-14-2014/ Thanks Paul Mark Sutherland!

“Failing isn’t bad when you learn what not to do.”  — Albert Einstein

Studio Art 360 – BAS RELIEF SCULPTURE! Lincoln Monument Bas Relief. 

Young Abraham Lincoln – Lincoln Monument Site – Let’s visit the Ed Hamilton Website.


  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • What challenges did you have in getting started last week on Friday with the clay? REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ARTWORK: Subtractive, Additive, and Manipulation to the clay. These techniques are REQUIRED in the FINAL Sculpture.

What was the largest success you have in today’s work? Take a look at the rest of the classes work BEFORE we clean up. PAUSE 10 minutes before the end of class.

AP and Painting VIDEO from Mr. Korb

Painting – Oil Painting! You Are OFF! GO PAINT!

NEW PAINTINGS by the WUHS Painting Class – HERE!

Jan Van Eyck – 15th Century and it Still Looks NEW (not really)!


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Step back and LOOK AT YOUR painting. It’s been a weekend. What are you seeing as being successful at this point? What are you seeing as needing attention.

How has this painting been new and worthwhile for you? What lessons have you learned about using different materials?

AP Studio Art – CRIT TIME!

Tuesday at MIDNIGHT CHAPTER 6 is due in Art and Fear Blog. Who’s NOT READING?

What can we talk about?


  • 2.2Ad: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
  • Well… it has been a couple of weeks since we’ve talked. Sit for a MOMENT and think back on the past 2 weeks… What have you accomplished? Write out your accomplishments please

What did you accomplish today to be even MORE ready for tomorrow’s critique? Bring a snack and a coffee (or tea, or something to make yourself more comfortable!)

Thanks for the nod towards my thoughts on communicating with Parents, Students and the WORLD on Teach.Com. I appreciate the recognition.

How good are YOU looking today? How good are you LOOKING today?

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” – Barack Obama, SOTU 2014

Art Foundations: Line / Contour Line PORTRAITS

Hands can be REALLY hard – make it more enjoyable, less stressful… Let’s give it a try shall we? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/663df-6a01053560de5d970b017c3648d275970b-300wi.jpg



  1. Apply ideas of Observation in art and use skill to solve visual challenges of Continuous Line Contour Drawings
  2. Create Portraits that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.2 TECHNIQUES of CONTOUR Line Drawings

What is the most challenging aspect of the hand drawing / line? What emotions have you chosen to represent yourself? Why? What variety of lines do you hope to use in the process of creating your self-portrait?

Drawing: Still Life – SELF / GROUP Mid Crit! Things to look at before talking / writing about art – CLICK HERE

Let’s line up the critics… “tell me about your art…” http://abiggerworldyet.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/20100610_art_560x375.jpg Begin at 18:20


  1. (2.1) form criticism (Mid Critique) about Still Life Drawings inspired from Classroom Still Life.
  2. (3.3) describe the creation of OBSERVATIONAL drawings and ideas and explain why they are of value.

What are the differences you are finding with the various types of pencils? What do YOU find useful from today’s exercise in the CRIT?

AP Studio Art: WORK – Next Week – COMPUTER LAB – Upload!

Everything tastes better with Bacon… even Francis Bacon. https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/art-bacon.jpg


  1. What GOALS do you have for yourself? Really? What are your objectives?
  2. Solve visual challenges on the CONCENTRATION works for MONDAY

What bit of advice did you get from your classmates as they walked through the class today? What can you put to use? What bit of advice did you give that might be used elsewhere? What are your goals for the next work(s) that will show your development?  

Elements are the building blocks of art. What are you focused on? Line? Space? Value?

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” – President Barack Obama, SOTU 2014

Art Foundations: Line, Unity, Abstract Expressionism, Non-Objective Art – Process

How has Pablo Picasso used line to create this image of Igor Stravinsky? What kinds of line did he use? http://bdcentral.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/picasso_s_stravinsky1.jpg


  1. (4.2) describe the purpose and meaning of art objects within different cultures, times, and places. (Non Objective… what are we  / you trying to accomplish? What is the point of this first project?)

How has the use of the BLACK ACRYLIC paint UNIFIED your work? What techniques did you try? What types of lines STILL Stand out?

Drawing: Still Life, Thumbnail and Composition

Georgio Morandi and his compositions… what are you doing in your drawing to make this an interesting in your composition? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/gm1.jpg


  1. (1.4) Solve visual challenges using shape and value (analysis) to successfully execute your still life.
  2. (1.1) Apply DRAWING PENCILS with awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What have you done to really figure out the composition? How have you filled in the space? What makes the space interesting? 

AP Studio Art: Concentration – DUE MONDAY!

Jenny Saville in her studio space. how are you working more than one art piece at a time? http://mrsawyersopus.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/jenny-saville-brewer-street-studio-22.jpg


  1. Solve visual challenges on the CONCENTRATION works for Friday.

What is happening in your work? What is working in your art? Where are you struggling?

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” President Barack Obama, SOTU 2104

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.”

U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg gets a standing ovation as he is escorted to his seat before U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/cory-remsburg-honored-during-state-of-the-union-2014-1#ixzz2rku11le2

President Barack Obama quotes Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg in his State of the Union address, January 28, 2014. The quote is in honor of Remsburg as he continues to fight to recover after a roadside bomb nearly killed him in Afghanistan.

Art Foundations: Draw the lines – PAINT! NON-Objective – Process

What is similar to your initial ideas? What is different? What does it all mean? Visit the site to learn more: http://virtualtours.uws.edu.au/uwsartgallery/SomeoneHasToDrawTheLine


  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (LINE)

What were the challenges you had with the line drawing What was fun about the process? What kinds of lines were you “Drawn” to?

Drawing: Still Life Thumbnails, Composition Success, Value Scale.

Let’s read a bit about Georgio Morandi – Why he did what he did… what he was good at and why… where he got his inspiration… Thanks MoMA! http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.ph


  1. (3.2) Apply ideas (thumbnails)  in art and use skill to solve Compositional  challenges.
  2. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates relationship between Chiaroscuro and pencil.

What have you learned today about how to push / pull space with value? What have you accomplished with pencil? What is SUCCESSFUL?

AP Studio Art: Critique at the MID Point in your work! Sketches from Friday too…

Picasso and HIS studio – THE master at work… well… in his studio at the very least. http://thefortuno.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/pablo_picasso.jpg


  1. (2.1) GROUP critique about artworks that accomplish personal meanings (What are you TALKING about in your work?).
  2. (3.3) Describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value.

What were the biggest impressions you had from the classmate’s works? What were the most difficult things you felt as you presented your work? Conversation between classmates about the 2 questions for your exam. How does this work relate to your concentration?

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